Sophia A Coolidge

about 1829–17 December 1905
Ohio, United States

The Life of Sophia A

When Sophia A Coolidge was born about 1829, in Ohio, United States, her father, William Coolidge, was 26 and her mother, Sophia Ann Merrill, was 22. She married Jacob V Whetstone on 17 November 1852, in Hamilton, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Green Township, Hamilton, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Cook, Illinois, United States in 1900. She was buried in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob V Whetstone
1826–1868
Sophia A Coolidge
1829–1905
Marriage: 17 November 1852
Lizzie W. Whetstone
1854–1858

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 November 1852
Hamilton, Ohio, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 3

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 27

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

English (Cambridgeshire):1. probably an occupational name for a college servant or someone with some other association with a university college, for example a tenant farmer who farmed one of the many farms in England known as College Farm, most of which are or were owned by university colleges. 2. See Colledge .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Sophia Ruststone in household of Eliza Coolidge, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sophia Wetstone in household of Joseph Moyer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sophia Whetstone in household of Elizabeth Cooledge, "United States Census, 1860"

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